ERIC Number: ED196430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Data Base Management Needs of National Assessment and Ways to Meet Those Needs.
This paper discusses the procedures best suited for storing, organizing, and using past and present National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, as well as procedures and systems used for archiving past and future data, and the quality-control procedures employed to ensure the integrity and responsiveness of the data management system. Four categories of users of NAEP data are identified: external researchers interested in specific analyses of the data, external users interested in existing research results, archival users interested in preserving information gathered by NAEP, and internal users (the staff) with specific interests in part of NAEP data. A discussion of database management needs describes the needs characteristics of each of these categories of users and points out some of their differences and similarities. Database management techniques are explored in terms of equipment, software, methods, and applications of the NAEP data management technique. Extensive appendices include a list of the contents of a current NAEP public-use data tape, data access plan and dissemination plan for the NAEP, and an overview of data models. A bibliography is provided. (Author/MER) Primary type of lnformation provided by report: Procedures (Data Processing).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress